Fairfield County 4-H Achievement Awards

4-H members who completed the Ohio 4-H Achievement or Junior Achievement Forms were recognized on April 8th through a drive-thru event. Scholarship winners were also announced and recognized. Members were recognized by family. A big thank you to the Fairfield County Commissioners for providing certificates to our members. And a special thank you Commissioner Levacy and Commissioner Fix for attending this event! Congrats to all and keep up the great work!

For photos from the event, click here.

For a complete listing of 2021 awards: 2021 Achievement Banquet Program – Updated 2021.04.13

Save the Date: Fairfield County 4-H Achievement Awards Ceremony

Ohio 4-H Achievement Form and Junior Achievement Form Families: Please save the evening of Thursday, April 8th for our Drive-Thru Achievement Awards Ceremony. 

This will be a scheduled event, with the scheduling information to come out soon.  We are hoping families can join us in a drive-thru at the Fairgrounds and celebrate!  There will be a quick photo opportunity for youth and their families as well as awards presented.

Questions about 4-H Award Forms and Applications? Drop in for Open Office Hours via Zoom 12/28 and 12/29

We hope everyone has made progress on their 4-H award forms and applications this month. If you have questions or just want to know where to start… drop in for my office hours via Zoom next week on Monday and Tuesday.

Information on Older Youth Opportunities and Awards (including Junior Achievement Forms):
Award Forms are available at http://go.osu.edu/20olderyouth

Open Office Hours via Zoom for Older Youth Award Forms:
December 28th from 1-3 p.m. http://go.osu.edu/1228officehours
December 29th from 1-3 p.m. http://go.osu.edu/1229officehours

Be recognized for all you do in 4-H! Members ages 8-13 should complete the Junior Achievement Form!

The Fairfield County Jr. Achievement Form Word  or  pdf  is for 4-H members ages 8-13 as of January 1, 2021 to complete. This form provides a start towards completing the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Form.  There are three levels of awards:  White Clover for members in the first and second year, Green Clover for members in their third and fourth years, and Gold Clover for members in the fifth and sixth year of Traditional 4-H.

The cover letter may be found here.

Example Jr. Achievement Form

2021 Fairfield County Jr. Achievement Forms are due Friday, January 8th at 4:00 p.m.

For those that missed the Junior Achievement Form Workshop held on December 10th, you can now view the recording by clicking here: https://youtu.be/MIkM5wzjpJg

Older Youth Opportunities – VIRTUAL Workshop: Thursday, December 10th at 7 p.m.

Building a 4-H career resume happens naturally through club, community, county, state, national, and sometimes, international 4-H experiences. Join me next Thursday, December 10th (via Zoom) to learn how to track the accomplishments of our 4-H members. Doing so each year allows youth to be recognized for their learning and leadership experiences. Additionally, when they reach the 4-H age of 14, they become eligible for state and national trips, statewide camps, and county/state awards and scholarships.

All parents, advisors, and youth are welcome to attend to learn more!

Need help with your Achievement form? All teens, parents, and advisors are invited to attend the  Virtual Older Youth Opportunities Workshop – December 10, 2020, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  go.osu.edu/olderyouthwksp

You may also contact Leslie Cooksey via email at cooksey.25@osu.edu for an appointment before January 5, 2021.

Please note: For youth ages 8-13, a JUNIOR Achievement Form Workshop will be held December 10, 2020, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. for youth, parents, and advisors. go.osu.edu/jrachwksp

All Ohio 4-H Achievement Forms, Fairfield County 4-H Scholarship Forms, Junior Fair Board Applications, Fashion and Nutrition Board Applications, Junior Achievement Forms, and Camp Counselor Forms will be due to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2021. For more information, visit: http://go.osu.edu/20olderyouth

Junior Achievement – Award opportunity for Fairfield County’s younger 4-H members!

4-H can be so much more than attending club meetings, taking projects, participating in judging and fair. 4-H develops our young people into future decision makers, leaders, and contributing members to our society. We would like to invite all 4-H families of members who have completed at least ONE year of 4-H projects through age 13 as of 1/1/2021 to attend the Junior Achievement Workshop, Thursday, December 10th at 6:00 p.m. on ZOOM (http://go.osu.edu/20jrachwksp). Learn tips and tricks on how to track 4-H accomplishments starting at a young age and WHY!

Fairfield County Jr. Achievement Form:

Word  or  pdf  is for 4-H members ages 8-13 as of January 1, 2021 to complete. This form provides a start towards completing the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Form. There are three levels of awards: White Clover for members completing their first and second years, Green Clover for members completing their third and fourth years, and Gold Clover for members completing their fifth and sixth years of Traditional 4-H. The cover letter may be found here. Click here for an Example Jr. Achievement Form.

Junior Achievement Awards are not for Cloverbud members.

Junior Achievement Forms will be due in hardcopy to the Extension Office by Friday, January 8th at 4:00 p.m. Forms can also be mailed to the Extension Office (831 College Avenue, Suite D, Lancaster, OH 43130).

 

Junior Achievement Forms – Creating your 4-H career resume and getting ready for future awards, trips, and scholarships!!

Fairfield County Jr. Achievement Form (pdf) Word  or  pdf is for 4-H members ages 8-13 as of January 1, 2020 to complete. This form provides a start towards completing the Ohio Achievement Record Form (your 4-H career resume).  There are three levels of awards:  White Clover for members in the first and second year, Green Clover for members in their third and fourth years, and Gold Clover for members in the fifth and sixth year of Traditional 4-H. The cover letter may be found here. Please review the Example Jr. Achievement Form for more information. One or two youth who have documented their 4-H accomplishments and have earned the “Gold Clover” award may be selected to attend Leadership Washington Focus in 2020! Junior Achievement Forms will be due to the Extension Office on Friday, January 10th, 2020 by 4:00 p.m. An awards banquet will be held in April for all members who submit a Junior Achievement Form.

 

Teen Opportunities, Award Forms, and Recognition (youth ages 14-18 as of 1/1/2020)

Attention Teens! Do you want to be a camp counselor? Junior Fair Board Member? Junior Leader? Outstanding 4-Her? Scholarship or Award Trip winner? Do you find yourself asking “How do I get to do that?” We suspect that as you have gotten older you have started to look for new and exciting things where you can be involved. Read on… 4-H has special opportunities for teens only where YOU can play a part!

There are many exciting opportunities that await you as a teenager in the Fairfield County 4-H Program. When you click this link, it will take you to a survey for you to share your contact information and learn more about opportunities available to older 4-H youth. Read all about them, mark which ones you are interested in and we will follow up with making sure you have the correct forms, applications, and information to proceed to the next steps!

The opportunities in awards, trips, scholarships and more available to teens in the 4-H program are incredible. Don’t miss out on learning more and getting involved! Most of these opportunities are open to 4-H members ages 14 and up as of January 1st. Some of these activities require completion of special forms while others just involve asking for more information. Regardless of what you are interested in, be sure to give us a call if you need more information or would like some help with the necessary forms.

We look forward to hearing about your responses to this interest survey: http://go.osu.edu/2020teens. Please respond by Sunday, December 1, 2019 (or as soon as possible so we can be sure to get you the information early!). Any additional paperwork required for the items you are interested in will be sent back to you (remember that it is best to submit your response ASAP so that you can have as much time as possible to complete any additional paperwork). Application forms for those opportunities who require a separate form or application will be available at http://fairfield.osu.edu on December 1st.

If members and parents would like a little extra assistance in preparing their records, feel free to call or email Leslie (740-277-4625) at cooksey.25@osu.edu or Aubry (740-277-4626) at fowler.443@osu.edu.

We encourage you all to broaden your 4-H experience and try something new. We think you’ll find many new friends and much more fun ahead!

Additionally, we invite youth who will be ages 14-18 as of 1/1/2020 to attend the Achievement Form Workshop on Thursday, December 12th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Extension Office / Ag Center.

Junior Achievement Award Forms and Recognition (youth ages 9-13 as of 1/1/2020)

Youth members who will be ages 9-13 as of 1/1/2020 are strongly encouraged to complete the Junior Achievement Form. The Junior Achievement Form allows youth to practice good record keeping skills of their 4-H accomplishments and experiences in preparation for older youth opportunities, trips, awards, scholarships and more! For more information, contact our office at 740-653-5419 or attend the Junior Achievement Form Workshop on Thursday, December 12th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Extension Office / Ag Center.

Fairfield County Jr. Achievement Form (pdf) Word  or  pdf For 4-H members ages 8-13 as of January 1, 2020 to complete.  This form provides a start towards completing the Ohio Achievement Record form. Completed forms (in paper copy) are due to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10th, 2020. There are three levels of awards:  White Clover for members in the first and second year, Green Clover for members in their third and fourth years, and Gold Clover for members in the fifth and sixth year of Traditional 4-H. A banquet will be held in April recognizing those members completing the Junior Achievement Form.

The cover letter may be found here. Also, be sure to check out our Example Jr. Achievement Form

4-H Achievement Banquet – Save the Date

The annual 4-H Awards Banquet will be held at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Ed Sands Building (157 E Fair Ave, Lancaster OH 43130) on April 9th 2019 at 6:30 p.m. The recognition program will follow a dessert reception.
Some changes for this year:
-Please note the change in venue for this year
-ALL AGES will be attending this ONE banquet
Invitations and more details will be coming soon!